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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Dish Network Urges FCC to Block Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Dish Network is urging FCC officials to reject the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable, concluding that the transaction "presents serious competitive concerns for the broadband and video marketplace." Dish Network's opposition was disclosed...
  • Sun Valley: Would a Google, Fox Deal for Time Warner Make Sense?

    If Google or 21st Century Fox is interested in buying Time Warner, it's news to Jeff Bewkes. "I know nothing about it," the media conglomerate's chairman and CEO told Variety at the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Wednesday when...
  • Crumbs cupcakes chain may find savior in CNBC star Lemonis

    Crumbs cupcakes chain may find savior in CNBC star Lemonis
    Days after shuttering all its stores due to financial struggles, Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. could be making a comeback.  An investor group that includes the Fischer Family and Marcus Lemonis, who heads Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises and stars on...
  • Clock Ticking on FCC's Review of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    The FCC issued a formal public notice on Thursday seeking comment on Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, signaling about six months until it reaches a decision on whether to green light the transaction. Comments in favor or against the...
  • Peoples Gas parent Integrys being bought for $5.7 billion

    Peoples Gas parent Integrys being bought for $5.7 billion
    It was just before Christmas that Gale Klappa, chairman and CEO of Wisconsin Energy Corp., asked Charlie Schrock, his counterpart at Chicago-based Integrys Energy Group Inc., out to dinner. Sitting in a restaurant in Chicago, Klappa didn’t mince...
  • Allergan urges shareholders to reject Valeant buyout offer

    Allergan Inc., the Irvine company that makes Botox, is urging shareholders to reject a buyout offer from a Canadian pharmaceutical firm. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. said last week that it will take its acquisition offer directly to...
  • Lawmakers Press AT&T, DirecTV on Whether Merger Will Lead to Lower Prices

    The CEOs of AT&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario. Instead,...
  • Visual Effects Giants Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Merge

    Updated 9:00 a.m. PDT -- Prime Focus World and Double Negative have agreed to merge in a deal that represents a major shakeup at the top of the visual effects business. The combined entity will be the world's largest provider of visual effects, animation...
  • Prime Focus World merges with effects studio Double Negative

    Prime Focus World merges with effects studio Double Negative
    Prime Focus World, the Hollywood-based entertainment services company, has merged with British effects studio Double Negative. The transatlantic merger is the latest sign of the globalization of Hollywood's visual effects business. It will make the...
  • Frontier, AT&T Union Reach Deal, Ending Feud As Hearings Start

    Less than two months ago, the situation was dire between Frontier Communications and the Connecticut union representing 2,200 AT&T workers who would join Frontier after a proposed merger. On May 2, negotiators for the Communications Workers of America,...
  • U.S. senators seek review of proposed Valeant buyout of Allergan

    Seven U.S. senators have asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to review the proposed acquisition of Botox maker Allergan Inc. by a Canadian company, saying the deal could increase consumer pricing and curtail the development of new...